Breaking News | Mourn and condolences : Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies Aged 99

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies Aged 99

The husband of Queen Elizabeth II was taken to hospital in March. He underwent a successful surgery for a heart condition and returned to the Buckingham Palace the same month. 



On 16 February, he was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London as a “precautionary measure” on the advice of his doctor after feeling “unwell”, Buckingham Palace revealed.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who was due to celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10, had not been feeling well for some time, royal sources told the media, but apparently he walked into the hospital without aid.

In January, he was vaccinated against coronavirus with his wife Queen Elizabeth II, who will be 95 in the spring.

The prince has lived a spectacular life full of unexpected turns which are worth recalling.

Early Years and Royal Marriage
Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921 to the Greek and Danish royal families. Educated in France, England, Germany and Scotland, he joined the British Royal Navy in 1939. It was in this year that he began corresponding with the young Princess, Elizabeth, his third cousin (they are both great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria and that other famous Queen Consort, Prince Albert) and heir to the British throne, after meeting her several years before.

When the Second World War ended, Prince Philip asked permission from King George VI to marry his daughter, Princess Elizabeth, which the monarch granted.


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